The local currency is the kyat ([tʃaʔ]). The import and export of kyats is prohibited.
IMPORTANT: Be aware that traveler cheques and credit cards are not generally accepted in Myanmar. We recommend taking along sufficient cash in US dollars.
Avoid old, dirty or torn dollar bills - they will not be accepted. The same goes with US bills whose registration number begins with “CB”! Failing to follow these instructions could result in losses and financial problems during your stay in Myanmar!
In most hotels, shops and department stores with exchange licenses, US dollars can be exchanged into kyats and unused kyats can be changed back again. The tour guides will give you tips and hints.